This is your weekly round-up of some of the latest court cases heard at the Isle of Wight Magistrates Court.
The defendant’s name, age, address and details of the charge(s) and sentence are published in accordance with Criminal Procedure Rule 5.8, as agreed by HMCTS and the Society of Editors and approved by the Lord Chancellor. Not all cases heard will appear on this round-up due to legal restrictions.
This article is published from official information issued by HM Courts and Tribunal Service and is covered by qualified privilege. Please note: names/details of convictions will not be removed from this article on the basis of the convicted individual or their families requesting such action.
Monday 18th January – Friday 22nd January 2021
• Mark Warne, 28. of Palmerston Road in Shanklin pleaded guilty to harassment. He was made subject to a community order with a requirement of 100 hours of unpaid work and 25 rehabilitation days. He was also made subject to a restraining order for a period of 2 years and told to pay costs of £300 with a £95 surcharge.
• Robin Edward Hounsham, 52, of Ashey Road in Ryde, was given 6 penalty points on his driving licence, fined £660 and ordered to pay costs of £200 with a £66 surcharge for failing to identify the driver of a car, who is alleged to have been guilty of an offence. He pleaded not guilty but the case was proved in his absence.
• Scott Mark Saunders, 32, of Captains Parade in East Cowes, has been ordered to pay £2,378.36 in child support and £50 court costs or face going to prison for 42 days. He must pay £200 a month.
• Darren Michael Cottingham, 43, c/o Lavender Way in Newport, was fined £220 for possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis. He was ordered to pay £85 costs with a £32 surcharge and the cannabis was forfeited.
• Abdullahi Mohammed, 32, of HMP Isle of Wight, was given a 6-week prison sentence (in addition to his existing sentence) for assaulting 2 prison officers, namely by the use of a belt and teeth.
• Darren Christopher Robin Hendy, 44, of New Street in Newport, was disqualified from driving for 12 months and fined £200 for drink driving (43). He was ordered to also pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge.
• Liam Benney, 29, of Mary Rose Avenue in Wootton, was ordered to carry out 80 hours of unpaid work for outraging public decency, namely exposing his genitals in sight of a family. He was also told to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge.
• David Michael Betteley, 44, of St Thomas Street in Ryde, was ordered to pay £100 compensation but given a 2-year conditional discharge for assaulting 2 Police officers and a hospital security guard. Betteley was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £22 surcharge.
• Hayley Turner, 57, of HMP Isle of Wight – also known as Liam Jameson – was given a 6-month prison sentence for causing grievous bodily harm.
• Jake Louis Park, 32, of Dyers Lane in Newchurch, was disqualified from driving for 12 months, fined £346 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £35 surcharge for the offence of drink driving.
• Dean Michael Parkman, 34, of South Bank Road in East Cowes, was given a 12 month conditional discharge and told to pay costs of £85 with a £22 surcharge for possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis.
• Gary Sparkes, 50, of Brook Close in Ryde, was made subject to a community order with 100 hours of unpaid work and 10 rehabilitation days attached for the offence of producing a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge. There was no separate penalty for the offence of possession of cannabis.
• Travis Steptoe, 20, of Victoria Street in Ventnor, pleaded guilty to drink driving (157 in blood). He was disqualified from driving for 36 months, fined £350 and ordered to pay £85 costs with a £35 surcharge.
• Mark Hergest, 53, of Arctic Road in Cowes, pleaded guilty to using threatening, abusive or insulting words or behaviour to cause harassment, alarm or distress. He was handed a community order with 30 rehabilitation days attached. He was also made subject to a restraining order for the period of 1 year. There was no separate penalty for the offence of possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis.
• Terry Michael Lewis, 60, of Westwood Road in Ryde, was fined £180 and ordered to pay £50 compensation for assaulting a Police officer. Lewis was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge.
• Ben Haxell, 20, of Lake Green Road in Lake, admitted driving without insurance and driving otherwise in accordance with a licence. He was given 6 penalty points on his licence and fined £76. He must also pay £85 costs with a £34 surcharge. There was no separate penalty for possession of cannabis.
• Rhys Patrick Davies, 32, of Love Lane in Cowes, pleaded guilty to 2 offences of theft. He was ordered to pay £73 compensation.
• Norbert Scawomir Haczyk, 33, of The Strand in Ryde, was found guilty of driving without due care and attention. He also admitted failing to stop at the scene of an accident and leaving a vehicle in a dangerous position. He was given 9 penalty points and fined £833, as well as being ordered to pay £300 costs and a surcharge of £83.
• Christopher John Bowden, 43, c/o Waverley Park Holiday Centre in East Cowes, was found guilty of breaching a non-molestation order. He was given a 12 week prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. He has also been given a restraining order against 2 persons for a period of 2 years.
Bowden pleaded guilty to causing criminal damage to Cell 7 at Newport Police Station, for which he was given 1 week in prison suspended for 12 months (concurrent). He was also found guilty of persistently making calls to cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety for which he was given 1 week in prison suspended for 12 months also.
He was ordered to pay £360 compensation overall with a surcharge of £128.
• Scott Justin Hayward, 43, of Sea Street in Newport, was ordered to complete 120 hours of unpaid work for possession of a controlled drug of Class B – cannabis and being concerned in the supply of cannabis. He was also ordered to pay £85 costs with a £95 surcharge. The cannabis was forfeited.
• Josef Hall, 20, of Maxted Close in Cowes and Billie-Joe Malston, 20, of George Street in Ryde, both admitted robbery at Southampton Magistrates Court. They were each handed down a 12-month prison sentence, suspended for 12 months. They were also ordered to complete 80 hours of unpaid work, pay £70 in compensation and complete 30 rehabilitation days.